Lesson 5 – I am never upset for the reason I think.

At first it surely seems like we have many problems, issues and challenges that result in an array of emotions that are justified, given the circumstances. It appears that real situations and people are causing your pain and fear.

For the Course in Miracles student, Lesson 5 is the ultimate confrontation. The exercise begins with specifics and ends with one generalization:

I am never upset for the reason I think.

To the ego, this is absurd and far-fetched. To the awakening Spirit within, it is an arising truth leading to liberation. Notice the reactions and responses within your body. Give all fear (any emotion that is not Love falls into the category of fear) to the Holy Spirit. Savor all uplifting experience — bring your attention to where it is located within the body … and perhaps the sensation will expand beyond the body showing you another perspective entirely.

Here’s a little ditty to reinforce the lesson: That’s Not the Reason Why

Enjoy 🙂